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as secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev today laying flowers at a tribute for those who died in last month's protest and to help the new you ukrainian government. as well as an ongoing attempt to isolate russia. >> if russia does not choose to deescalate, our partners will have absolutely no choice but to join us to continue to expand upon steps we have taken in recent days in order to isolate russia politically, diplomatically, and economically. >> and as the u.s. picked its side, russian president vladimir putin finally broke his silence on ukraine. >> reporter: "what can be the reason to use our armed forces," he asked? this is, of course, the last resort. the audience was by invitation and russian only, and each reassurance came laced with a threat. "if we see lawlessness in the east of ukraine, and we are asked for help," he said, "we reserve the right to use all options at our disposal to protect those citizens." >> this afternoon, president obama dismissed that. >> what's happening there is not based on actual concern for russian nationals or russian speakers inside ukraine bu
john kerry was on the talk show circuit warning putin he had gone too far. >> this is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. the president is currently considering all options. they're all on the table. >> republicans, meanwhile, wasted no time in using the crisis to take pot shots at the president. >> we have a weakened, indecisive president. president obama needs had to something. >> the international community struggled over how to respond. >> they have been meeting at the brussels headquarters but with no credible military response available, there were just warnings. >> angela merkel spoke to putin sunday and told president obama she was unsure if the russian president was in touch with reality. germany, the u.s. and the other g-7 nations issued a scathing statement that night, stating that russia was committing a clear violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine. meanwhile on the ground in crimea tensions only grew. >> behind the gate, the ukrainian troops are dressed for combat but look bewildered, and no wonde
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